“Every person can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory of their lives.”
- President Obama, 2012 State of the Union Address
||Great teachers change lives. They unlock their students' potential and put them on paths to success. This year, the New York City Department of Education will recognize the great work of some of our best and brightest teachers with the first annual Big Apple Awards.|
Over 75,000 teachers are making a difference in the lives of New York City's 1 million students. Based on nominations from parents, colleagues, principals, students, and members of the public, up to 11 outstanding NYC teachers will be recognized and awarded a classroom grant this June.
How does it work?
- The nomination period for the 2013 Big Apple Awards is now closed.
- All nominees will be notified by email about the honor of being nominated for the first annual Big Apple Awards.
- After initial review, a select group of nominees will be invited to complete a more comprehensive application.
- Finalists will be interviewed and visited in their classrooms.
- Up to 11 awardees will be announced and honored at a celebration in June; the 11 awardees will spend the next school year, in addition to teaching, serving as ambassadors and advisors for the DOE.
*Select nominees will be invited to apply
|| February 25 - March 13|
|| April 2013|
|Finalist interviews & classroom visits
|| May 2013|
|| June 2013|
|| September 2013 - June 2014|
For More Information
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||The Big Apple Awards are made possible by generous support from the Fund For Public Schools.|